Justin Lioi, LCSW
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Justin Lioi, LCSW
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - 079161|
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I approach all of my clients from the viewpoint that they inherently have the ability to heal and create the changes they want to see in their lives. With a knowledge that our environment can affect our lives, I work to help clients from various backgrounds realize the control and strength they possess to move toward the life they want to live. This includes an awareness of the difficulties that arise in a society that features challenges for LGBTQ folk, people of color, or any person or family who is struggling. My goal is to meet you at your current place in life and support you in moving positively toward a better future. In a caring and sensitive manner, we let go of judgment and examine the troubling feelings that are part of all our lives so they can cease being limitations. For the past several years I have worked with individuals and families in long term and short term treatment modalities.
Email or Call Justin Lioi, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15934
More Info About My Practice
Saturday sessions are available!
While I am not currently taking any insurance plans, lease don't let this discourage us from having a conversation. Email me to schedule a consultation session where we can get to know each other.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have worked extensively with men and, as a man, I know how challenging even the idea of going to therapy can seem. Sitting down and talking about feelings is not how most of us were raised. We "fix" things and find solutions. I help men who've tried doing that for themselves for years and are at a new point in their lives where those old coping skills and strategies just aren't working as well as they used to.
Whether you're in a relationship or are struggling with always being the good guy who can't seem to connect you could benefit from men's counseling. While the message many of us grew up with was that talking about feelings can lead to shame, vulnerability, and being seen as weak, I work hard to help my clients understand that our goal is for them to be stronger. Stronger in their jobs, in their relationships, and in all aspects of their lives.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Diagnoses and "disorders" are talked about a lot. They get a lot of air time on TV and the media always wants to come up with a tidy label for everyone. While some people are comforted when their symptoms coincide with a diagnosis, I'm always looking for how a person's issues are manifesting for that individual--not how they fit in with someone else's preconceived sense of what sums up their "disorder." In fact I work with lots of people without any "disorders" (I can't even stop putting it in quotes.) I work with people, mostly men, but not all, who are struggling with something that may fall under the category of anxiety or depression, but is usually so much more than that. I'm not looking to find a label for you. I'm looking to help you reach a place where you have some relief and are closer to the life you want to have.
My Blog Posts
- ‘Show Your Work’: Counseling in the Here and Now
- Burp, Cough, Yawn: Surprising Clues to Your Hidden Emotions
- ‘How Does That Make You Feel?’ Why Your Therapist Is Asking
- How Do You Really Feel? Expressing Disappointment in Therapy
- Could Your Therapist's Boundaries Be Triggering Your Insecurities?
- Allowing Yourself to Ask for More: It Begins in the Therapy Room
- Abandonment and the Buzzer Test: Understanding an Initial Response
- Why Talking About Your Feelings in Therapy May Not Be Enough
- Why Does My Therapist Wait for Me to Start the Session?
- Trust in Therapy: Examining and Addressing Feelings of Shame
- Bored with Therapy: Unmasking the Real Feelings Behind ‘Boredom’
- Therapy Homework Has Its Place, but the Therapy Room Is Where It’s At
- When Your Therapist Is Away: Their Break, Your Breakthrough
- Ending Therapy Right: Why Saying Goodbye Matters
- Silence Can Be Golden: Talk Therapy Without the Talking
- How Therapy Can Help with Emotional Expression
- It’s All Connected: Why Nothing Is Irrelevant in Therapy
- Why Does My Therapist Care So Much About My Past?
- When You Come to Therapy with ‘Nothing to Talk About’
- Why Childhood Feelings Toward Your Parents Still Matter
- Why ‘Time’s Up’ in Therapy Should Be Difficult to Hear
- How to Keep Your Emotions in Check at Work
- The Misunderstood Emotion: Getting to Know Your Anger
- The Energy of Procrastination: Who Are You Calling Lazy?
- Staying Numb Means Staying Unchanged
- Figuring Out Fatherhood: What Kind of Dad Do You Want to Be?
- The Best Advice a Therapist Could Get? Stop Giving Advice
- Ebola Fears: Are You Thinking or Are You Over-Thinking?
- Rethinking Over-Thinking: Are You Getting in Your Own Way?
- Life with a Food Sensitivity: Would You Like Shame with That?
- Friend Divorce: 6 Important Tips for Ending a Friendship
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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